A two-day weekend! YES!!!!! It's finally here.
And what am I going to do with it? Saturday I'm taking my nephew to a skateboarding demo featuring none other than Tony Hawk. Fingers crossed for an auto (but I'm not holding my breath). Should be a fun day just the two of us.
Golf on Sunday and some time hanging out with my niece (she's got fastpitch provincials this weekend....good luck kiddo!).
But I found this box just sitting on my doorstep when I got home tonight. I knew it was coming, I just wish the ol' postman wouldn't have left it in such plain view. I hate when that happens. Thankfully, the content inside arrived unscathed.
I received an e-mail a couple weeks back from a collector who said he had a Linden item I might be interested in. Linden? Sure. Thing is....he had literally a "Linden item".
The previous owner said he picked this up at a Montreal Canadiens equipment sale. Most pro teams do it. Once a year, they open their doors to the public and sell off some of the jerseys, sticks, skates, gloves...you name it.
While that initially deterred me from acquiring it, I decided what the heck.
That Linden name screened on the glove flap sold me on it. It looked cool and again - I traded for it.
But what the heck.
As well, I searched as many Linden photos as I could find with him in the red and blue. Not once did I find an exact model match.
So did I get duped? Maybe. But I don't think that somebody would go out of their way to trade a single game-used glove just to rip me off. And it's not the first time I've taken a flyer on something. At the end of the day - I like it.
Then again, I am a sucker.
But what the heck. I think it looks cool. And now I have yet another fun story to tell.
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